3M Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Production Shift Lead

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Shakopee, MN
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Shakopee, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at 3M (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benifits and team work enviroment.

    Cons

    low moral and hiring freez.

    Advice to Management

    need to give a raise


  2. Helpful (2)

    Manufacturing plant exempt employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain
    Current Employee - Supply Chain
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3M (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large stable company, Brand Identification, I believe current leadership is making great changes. Personal position is challenging, and makes it interesting. Support from Corporate level is great.

    Cons

    Plant environment can be a very stressful work environment. To few support employees and compensation is not fairly dispersed among salaried employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management at plants should be reviewed by corporate. Seems stagnant right now. New insights and fresh ideas would be a great asset to 3M. More recognition to hourly production employees would go a long way.


  3. Sales and Supply Chain

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at 3M full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work is spread out among employees.

    Cons

    They don't hire anyone but contracted workers

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep good people and employees. Pay them the benefits and salaries that they deserve.


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  5. Good intern experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of support from mentors and coworkers. They want to help your learning experience. Opportunities to talk to people all over the company. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not the highest pay. Intern housing isn't great.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN

    Pros

    The majority of the people are good and there is plenty to learn for awhile. They have a great college co-op program and many come back after college. There is many people that have worked there since graduating from college.

    Cons

    A Contractor has learning limits after a few years, because Contractors do not have a career path. If you are the type of person that needs to continually learn, try to get hired.

    Advice to Management

    Do not lose the smart Contractors, hire them....or lose all of that information, only to train again. Does not make sense and only frustrates the Managers, Supervisors, and company employees about direction and commitment.


  7. Great Place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Leander, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Leander, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3M (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, salary. Work live balance is healthy.

    Cons

    Objects aren't always communicated well

    Advice to Management

    Communication needs to flow in both directions for the best decisions and marale...


  8. Operator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in DeKalb, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in DeKalb, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefit and good pay

    Cons

    No bonuses, hard to switch to first shift .


  9. Helpful (5)

    20+ Yr Employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - T4A in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - T4A in Maplewood, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3M full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent employer for the HQ market. Decent pay and benefits. Wide array of opportunities if the role you're in becomes routine (relatively easy to move within the company). Some ability to take risks. Collaborative environment. More than a one trick pony.

    Cons

    HQ campus is depressing. Remodeled buildings remind me of Star Trek Enterprise. Moving to office designs with a communial style (few walls/dividers between workspaces). "Profit Sharing" is deferred compensation...was first taken away, then returned the following year...not sure it motivates anyone. Stock options only for managers or equivalents (people generally in second half of their careers).

    Advice to Management

    Lean Six Sigma is a set of tools, not cure-all. Why hire engineers/scientists if you don't value their training? Promoting only your Black Belts doesn't motivate your teams to perform. Senior employees not interested in the gimmic that senior managers never had to endure.


  10. OK

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at 3M full-time

    Pros

    Lots of divisions, each has it's own culture. Great for your resume

    Cons

    Very conservative, no focus on diversity, and no focus on recruiting and retaining youth. Tons of nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Be open, doing what you've done for the past 20 years isn't going to continue to work in the years to come


  11. Engineering Intern

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern
    Recommends

    Pros

    Pay is very good, very professional and clean institution

    Cons

    projects are not prepared in advance for interns



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